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Forum: Suspension 03-07-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By Jon89
Update: I think it may be the ball joints. ...

Update:

I think it may be the ball joints. I'm doing an oil & filter change / tire rotation on the truck a bit later this morning. Once I have the front wheels off, I'll squirt some white...
Forum: Suspension 03-04-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By Jon89
Noisy Steering....

1999 5.9 2WD Ram 1500 Standard Cab with Shortbed. 67,500 miles....


We've had some record cold weather the past couple of weeks with sleet and snow. I haven't driven the truck much thus far in...
Forum: Body & Interior 11-10-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 23,717
Posted By Jon89
My 1999 Ram wiper arms have never been off the...

My 1999 Ram wiper arms have never been off the truck. I'm having my cracked windshield replaced tomorrow morning and both wiper arms must come off first. The nut that holds the wiper arm on its...
Forum: Heating & Cooling 02-06-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By Jon89
Update.... A pressure test today revealed...

Update....

A pressure test today revealed no coolant leaks anywhere.

My problem appears to be two-fold:
1. Failed thermostat (it is the original factory unit).
2. 134a refrigerant is...
Forum: Heating & Cooling 01-29-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By Jon89
Thanks for your input. Once I get a pressure...

Thanks for your input. Once I get a pressure test done, I'll report back here....
Forum: Heating & Cooling 01-29-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By Jon89
Thanks for your input. Sounds like a pressure...

Thanks for your input. Sounds like a pressure test should be my next action in attempting to resolve this issue.

Do you guys think that my heater core is simply clogged and could be blown out...
Forum: Heating & Cooling 01-27-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By Jon89
Thanks for your input. Playing around with...

Thanks for your input.

Playing around with the HVAC system yesterday while I had the engine idling and the hood up led to a couple more discoveries:

- In defrost mode, the compressor cycles...
Forum: Heating & Cooling 01-25-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By Jon89
1999 Ram 5.9 V8 Heater / Defroster Issue....

I have a 1999 Ram 1500 shortbed with the 5.9 V8 and 66,800 miles. Purchased it in December 2000 at 14,000 miles and have always done the routine maintenance myself. Hadn't used the truck for a...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 09-30-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,307
Posted By Jon89
Thanks for the various suggestions. I'll take a...

Thanks for the various suggestions. I'll take a closer look at the various coolant hose connections as well as the radiator. Maybe I can spot something I missed before....
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 09-29-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,307
Posted By Jon89
Mysterious Coolant Loss....

1999 Ram 1500-series 5.9 V8 short-bed with 64,000 miles....


For the past month or so I have noticed a faint whiff of coolant at engine start-up with the windows down. No evidence of leaks on...
Forum: Body & Interior 04-11-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,831
Posted By Jon89
Are All Overhead Consoles Interchangeable ?

A friend recently purchased a 1999 Ram 1500-series 5.2-liter Quad Cab Sport as-is at an auction in New Jersey. It is missing the overhead console. He knows that there are multiple overhead console...
Forum: Heating & Cooling 02-13-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 18,646
Posted By Jon89
Thanks for the additional information.... I...

Thanks for the additional information....

I popped the hood this morning and found the two heater hoses. Everything looks fairly accessible so I think I'll just follow your excellent...
Forum: Heating & Cooling 02-12-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 18,646
Posted By Jon89
Thanks for the very detailed instructions. But...

Thanks for the very detailed instructions. But how can I tell which hoses lead to the heater? I assume they head into the firewall somewhere, but I could be wrong....

Do I flush the heater...
Forum: Heating & Cooling 02-12-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 18,646
Posted By Jon89
Draining and Refilling Coolant in my 5.9

Guys,

I have a 1999 Ram 5.9 2WD 1500-series Shortbed coming up on 60,000 miles. As part of the 60,000-mile service I'll do myself, I want to drain-and-fill the coolant. My records show that I did...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 11-07-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,565
Posted By Jon89
Found out yesterday that the dealership gasket is...

Found out yesterday that the dealership gasket is $18.60 in my neck of the woods. I'll probably go that route. As I said before, I only want to do this job once....
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 11-05-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,565
Posted By Jon89
Thanks for your reply. Are you saying that my...

Thanks for your reply. Are you saying that my pan may have rusted on the surface that crushes against the gasket, and that is why it may have developed a pinhole leak?
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 11-04-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,565
Posted By Jon89
The parts kit gasket I've seen at Advance Auto...

The parts kit gasket I've seen at Advance Auto Parts is rubber. It is sold with a two-year warranty. Still think it would leak? Why?

Although my ATF+3 level is normal according to my dipstick,...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 11-04-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,565
Posted By Jon89
Thanks for your additional input on flushing vs....

Thanks for your additional input on flushing vs. dropping the pan. I'm sticking with the good ol' drain-and-fill method and using a new gasket and filter kit. I don't think it's a good idea to...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 11-04-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,565
Posted By Jon89
Thanks for the quick response. I will print it...

Thanks for the quick response. I will print it and save it for when I perform the 60,000-mile service on my truck.

I have never trusted tranny flushes. Too many horror stories of dragging up...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 11-04-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,565
Posted By Jon89
Changing the Transmission Fluid on my 5.9

My 1999 Ram 1500-series 5.9 2-wheel-drive shortbed truck has just over 59,000 miles now. The transmission still has its factory fill of Chrysler ATF+3, the fluid is still pristine clean and red, and...
Forum: Suspension 10-19-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 955
Posted By Jon89
Front Ball Joints - When to Replace?

While working on my now-resolved brake issues this past weekend, I noticed that my front wheels' upper and lower ball joint rubber casings looked pretty cracked and weathered. No excessive play in...
Forum: Suspension 10-18-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By Jon89
At less than 59,000 miles, the factory shoe...

At less than 59,000 miles, the factory shoe rivets had dug into the factory drums to the point where the drums had to be replaced. The rivets were holding the drums tight and the adjuster had to be...
Forum: Suspension 10-17-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By Jon89
Each rear wheel had a couple of retaining clips...

Each rear wheel had a couple of retaining clips on the studs. Noticed them immediately after removing the wheel. First thing I did was break them off with needlenose pliers. So those clips were...
Forum: Suspension 10-17-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By Jon89
Okay, I jacked up the right rear wheel this...

Okay, I jacked up the right rear wheel this morning and went after that drum first. No problem breaking the rust with a couple of blows from my hammer. I can wiggle the drum around, and...
Forum: Suspension 10-16-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By Jon89
Thanks. If I get time tomorrow, I'll take a stab...

Thanks. If I get time tomorrow, I'll take a stab at it.
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